December 2, 2020

Stay-Focused, the Beacon of Opportunity in the Cayman Islands

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From Scuba Diver Life

Non-profit organization Stay-Focused recently sponsored four weeks of diving for divers with disabilities in

Stay-Focused is a non-profit organization that focuses on giving persons with disabilities a chance to go scuba diving for the first time, or to increase their diving skill set. In the summer of 2017, Stay-Focused led four weeks of underwater adventure in the Cayman Islands. Two weeks of the program welcomed back some divers from the summer of 2016 for a after their original certification last year, while the other two weeks were for first-time divers with disabilities who will return next year for their reunion.

Stay-Focused has certified 108 divers since 2004. As Grand Cayman Marriott’s signature charity, and in partnership with Red Sail Sports, the organization is a cornerstone of the Cayman Islands’ scuba diving tradition and culture. The Stay-Focused program also instills educational activities to each of the four weeks, including a marine life workshop, parasailing, kayaking, and a visit to the Cayman Islands’ Turtle Farm. Perhaps most important is the , which each diver completes at the end of the week to show what the experience has meant to them.

Spring 2018 fundraiser

In addition to the Stay-Focused diving program in the summer, the organization is hosting a fundraiser in the spring of 2018, Push Across Cayman. Stay-Focused’s founder, Robert Muller, and the program director, Ryan Chalmers, return to Cayman to orchestrate the race for persons with disabilities to raise money and awareness, and to foster competition and fun.

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